alpha male


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Related to alpha male: Omega Male, Type A personality

alpha male

n
1. (Zoology) the dominant male animal or person in a group
2. (Sociology) the dominant male animal or person in a group

alpha male

- A domineering man; the dominant member in a group of males, especially animals.
See also related terms for males.
Translations
Alphamännchen
alfa mužjak
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The Alpha Male (I looked it up) refers to the leader of a particular animal group, most commonly chimpanzees.
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It had no less than six Al Gores to vote for, including "Al Gore, Democrat," "Al Gore, Inventor of the Internet," "Al Gore, Alpha Male," and "Al Gore, Former Tobacco Grower." On this ballot a vote for Pat Buchanan counted for Gore as well.
Following the latest installment of "My Big Fat Fabulous Life," Whitney Way Thore took to social media to share her thoughts about how ex-boyfriend Avi Lang saw her as an "alpha male" during their brief romance.
And President Duterte is that man, the extraordinary alpha male of the pack.
Surely golf has to be all the healthier to have a handful of top players locked in a nip-and-tuck tussle for titles rather than having one alpha male dominating as Tiger Woods did in his pomp.
Brolga's next plan to help bring in funds for the sanctuary is to open it to paying visitors - but first he has to round up Roger, the big alpha male - using himself as bait.
Alpha male Zee leads Endeavour and suave Myles heads up Empire.
As we watch him learn how to use rocks to break open nuts, conflict arises with a rival group headed by an alpha male unimaginatively named Scar.